March 7, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
May 29, 2012 Subject:
this was my first show. I was a junior in high school, up in richmond. we drove down and found our seats right behind the stage. when the band came out and began playing, we couldn't hear anything. in a hasty decision we decided to move to the side of the stage, and down a few levels. we found a bunch of empty seats right on jerry's side, and I had a clear view right down the front line. right about this time Jerry started playing So Many Roads. Jerry poured so much soul into this song, and it created a transformation in my mind. I understood what this band was really about. Thank you!!
March 25, 2012 Subject:
Jerry on the rebound
For many the spring of '93 was not greeted with the same joy and appreciation as the spring of '87 was, even though in both cases Jerry came in too close toleaving this plane.
I think listening to this how will change that. Granted there is much lore about the first night and Healy throwing a patch to the tapers section and the band being in good spirits and playing that killer LSD and HC Sunshine. The second night, as always seemed to be the case, the band delivers the goods big time. You get five new songs in this show alone and the second night the band goes alittle deeper in my opinion.
You get a 10 song first set which is played with passion and fun. You get a scorcher GSET followed by one of the better So Many Roads, as another reviewer noted a screaming Minglewood and solid and refective Lazy River Road and the rare pairing of Mexicali> Big River which smokes.
A majestic FOTD, with some great work from Vince, and then the other two " new" songs.
They are both played really well and Liberty actually works very well as a set closer with Jerry almost working a solo into it.
Maybe they should have kept it in the first set?
Set two is huge with possibly on of the last great China>Riders, ok maybe the one they would play in Boston in the fall would be that one.
It is played in its full glory and Jerry shines on Rider.
A ripping Women are Smarter continues the festive set. Next we get the only pairing of Wave to the Wind>Terrapin which is wonderful. The band is wicked tight and hits all the changes perfectly and you can hear how much Phil loves it.The tranisition into Terrapin is very nice and Jerry gives us a stunning reading, there is a short jam in the end into a deep drums space.
We get another new song out of space and maybe not your first choice but the band plays a solid and passionate version and continues the high mark this show provides.
The band goes old school with a monster pairing of the Other One> Morning Dew.
A intense Other One with Phil just killing it the band rages on this one.
I am sure everyone saw this coming a mile away byt Jerry closes the set with an emotional and evocative Morning Dew. This one is not full of Phil bombs like the one they would play in Nassua the following spring but it is the soft and assured journey to deep relection, joy, and apprecition.
Jerry's final solo is soft and sweet as it picks you up like a warm spring breeze and whirls and spins you around as it builds and builds in intensisty culminating in a budding explosion of saddness and regret.
The audience reaction after the song speaks volumes to that feeling.
The band returns for a fire side reading of The Weight which is superlative.
October 31, 2011 Subject:
Decent Show. Probably my favorite rendition Minglewood Blues of all time. Worth a listen just for that.